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Marfa Gliders is NOT closing! by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
Burt here. I'm NOT retiring, I just downsizing my fleet, selling a hangar, offering my collection of vintage music instruments for sale, specifically: My beautifully restored 1946 Piper J-3 Cub (low-time C-85 HP.) Grove brakes, new spars, new prop, etc. Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus, low time,...
September 20th 18 06:46 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Towpilot Needed in So Cal by Greg Arnold[_2_]
Windhaven Glider Rides in Santa Ynez, California (close to Santa Barbara) is looking for a summer towpilot. Busy ride operation in tourist area. Need someone to tow one to five days during the week. Free lodging. Our planes are a Pawnee and Scout. Contact the owner, Gary Gordon, at...
September 20th 18 05:12 PM
by CindyB[_2_] Go to last post
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stowing horizontal stabilizer on tail boom in trailer by [email protected]
I have seen a glider trailer in which the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer is strapped to the glider's tail boom for storage and transport. I can't recall where I saw this, and a google image search did not yield any hits. At any rate, strapping the horizontal stabilizer to the tail boom is one...
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September 20th 18 03:21 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Anti-collision strobe lights by Gerry Simpson
Does anyone have knowledge of documented studies showing the efficacy of the strobe light bars which are available to be installed in the leading edges of the vertical stabilizers on gliders? Is there anything beyond anecdotal experience to support their use to improve visibility to other aircraft...
September 20th 18 02:36 PM
by kirk.stant Go to last post
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Vario Comparison by [email protected]
Hi- I've searched the archives of this oft-discussed topic, but am not finding specific answers I'm seeking. If you have good experience or knowledge about the specific issues below, I would much appreciate your insights. 1) Latency with accuracy. What is the quickest vario with accuracy? Are...
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September 20th 18 05:06 AM
by Charlie Quebec Go to last post
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Pre-purchase inspection by Marshall Woodford
I found a LS-6 near Milwaukee. Can someone recommend someone that can do a pre-buy? Thank you. Marshall
September 19th 18 10:45 PM
by Marshall Woodford Go to last post
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2018 R4S (New Castle) Rescheduled by John Godfrey (QT)[_2_]
All, Due to Florence, the 2018 R4S contest at New Castle has been slipped by one week. The new dates are Practice 9/22 and 9/23 with competition 9/24 through 9/29. While this undoubtedly means a few won't be able to come, perhaps it fits into your schedule now. Experience the magic of New...
September 19th 18 04:45 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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Js3 jet catastrophic failure. by Charlie Quebec
In the last east issue of Gliding Australia there is an incident report shown below. During the course of a cross country flight, the pilot elected to start the jet sustainer to self retrieve. The engine started normally, and the pilot tracked for the home airflield The engine failed...
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September 19th 18 03:26 AM
by Emir Sherbi Go to last post
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Houston Area FIRC 19-20 Jan 2019 by Jamie Shore
The Houston area is having a glider oriented FIRC (Flight Instructor Revalidation Clinic) on 19-20 Jan 2019. More info and to Register https://sites.google.com/site/soaringclubofhouston/overview/2013-firc The SSF clinics are also open to any pilot, not just instructors, who is interested in...
September 19th 18 02:00 AM
by Jamie Shore Go to last post
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For Sale: New Gas Spring for Cobra Trailer 1300N x 1550 mm extended length by Craig Funston[_3_]
New, never used. HAHN-Gasfedern #1259542 Manufacture date 14.05.11 Always stored with with extension rod down to keep seal lubricated. Located in Washington State, USA $50 USD + shipping gmail address = nimbus3mail
September 19th 18 12:05 AM
by Craig Funston[_3_] Go to last post
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Gliders and more for sale at Marfa, Texas by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas
Just downsizing (I'm not retiring or closing) at Marfa, Texas! Photos and more details by e-mail only (no texts / no phone calls) to burtcompton (at) aol (dot) com Offered for sale: 1946 Piper J3 Cub C-85 hp. (Recently restored by a specialist in wooden gliders and Cubs. Grove brake mod, Scott...
September 18th 18 07:56 PM
by Burt Compton - Marfa Gliders, west Texas Go to last post
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Engine monitoring systems for towplanes by [email protected]
Hey, gang, Soon we will be putting an overhauled engine on our Pawnee, and I am wondering if anyone has had experience with or has comments on engine monitoring systems on towplanes. I am thinking a basic system with all 6 cylinders CHT (and EGT?) monitored, a shock cooling warning system, and...
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September 18th 18 05:27 PM
by danlj Go to last post
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For sale: LX S8 Digital vario by [email protected]
The LX S8 vario pictured in the link below is for sale. All original cables and accessories are included, they’re brand new and unopened. The vario is in perfect condition and works flawlessly. $1,100, shipping included. This is the full (not ‘Club’ version). Pic:...
September 18th 18 02:33 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Tinted canopies by Gerry Simpson
What has been the experience among the readers of this sight with respect to colorless or blue tinted canopies and perception changes. For example, do haze domes look essentially the same? Do crops and ground features appear altered? It was conveyed to me from a reasonably knowledgeable source that...
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September 17th 18 06:31 PM
by kenward1000 Go to last post
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Accidents resulting from medical issues by Mike the Strike
In recent discussions on accidents, there seems to be an assumption that a common cause is older pilots losing control - perhaps forgetting after fifty years how to do a coordinated turn. I have long suspected that many accidents may have a medical component resulting from the pilot becoming...
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September 17th 18 03:19 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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For sale: Ventus 2CXT by RuudH
Op woensdag 12 september 2018 15:10:06 UTC+2 schreef RuudH: For details see http://adverts.gliderpilot.net/?op=s3&id=15281 Slide show via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaduZ1Dxbm0
September 17th 18 11:26 AM
by RuudH Go to last post
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3-D map issues with SeeYou 9.2 by Dan[_6_]
recently my 3-D map view feature stopped working on SeeYou 9.2. It had been working great but now is hung up and all I see is a brown screen. I've contacted the SeeYou help desk, they suggested to update my graphics card drivers, did that and still nothing. I'm waiting for further instructions...
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September 16th 18 06:27 AM
by Dan[_6_] Go to last post
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Vermont Fatalities Today by [email protected]
Three people were killed in the crash of a 2-32 today.
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September 15th 18 07:05 PM
by Andrzej Kobus Go to last post
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The 'Legendary Julian Glider Pilots Soar Through Life' Article by Tom BravoMike
In his latest 'Eglider Newsletter' (Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018), Tom Knauff mentions an article about the Ridge Soaring Gliderport in the local (State College) 'Town & Gown" magazine. A quick search gives this link to the article...
September 15th 18 06:33 PM
by Tom BravoMike Go to last post
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Too many accidents by [email protected]
I have been soaring since the late 70's and can recall many accidents in the past. It seems, however, that recently the accident rate has spiked. While I don't have exact data to confirm this (I'm sure our friends at the SSF have it), it seems that we are experiencing higher than average...
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September 15th 18 03:21 AM
by Duster[_2_] Go to last post
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